Reporter , Civil Society Media from May 2011
Kirsty joined Civil Society Media in May as a reporter after completing a journalism course at Kingston University.
She has a degree in history from Swansea University where she ran a painting and decorating project helping vulnerable adults for Discovery Student Volunteering. She also lived in France for six months and speaks fluent French.
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More than 140 charity leaders have written to the Prime Minister calling on him to reverse the decision to add an anti-advocacy clause into grant agreements.
The former chief executive of the Charity Commission suggested yesterday that the large charities team at the regulator might have spotted red flags in Kids Company’s accounts, if budget cuts had not forced it to be scrapped.
The Charity Commission has announced that people can watch its next public meeting online via a live video stream.
JustGiving users who arrived at the site from WhatsApp have donated £1.175m since the giving platform added the ability to share pages via the messaging app in April.
Can't help but think that this issue and many of the other bad news stories to have hit the sector over the last few months are rooted in poor governance.
The House of Lords has agreed to the amendments made to the Charities Bill in the Commons, which include provision for a statutory fundraising regulator if self-regulation fails.
In 2015, the phrase “digital transformation” became popular among charities. But what does it really mean? Kirsty Weakley reports.
Advocacy group Cage has called on two Parliamentary committees to investigate the impartiality of the Charity Commission in relation to Muslim charities.
Kids Company collapsed because of an “extraordinary catalogue of failures”, MPs said in a highly critical report today, which recommends “radical” changes to charity regulation and government grant giving.